Following 3-Step Directions in the Natural Environment Activity

Following 3-Step Directions in the Natural Environment Activity


Description: Think about some 3-step directions that might commonly be given to a child in a classroom.  Then, practice those directions in an isolated setting.  You’ll need to help the child remember to listen for all parts of the direction, remember all parts, and then execute all parts.  That can be super tricky for our children with language delays!  So here’s how you do it.  Start with a visual aid, such as the worksheet above.  Show all three steps with pictures.  Tell the child the 3-step direction out loud (without the visual present), then show them the pictures.  Say the 3-step direction again while they’re looking at the directions.  Then, have them follow the steps.  If they need to use the visual aid for completing the task, that’s fine!  But try to fade the visuals back as quickly as possible.  Eventually, you want to be able to do this without having to show them the pictures.

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